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Mr. Ekker is Our Crystal Apple

Submitted by marlayne.harward on Thu, 05/02/2019 - 15:24
Keeley Holt

The staff at Santaquin Elementary is excited to present the Crystal Apple to Phil Ekker!

Phil has a great passion for education and his students. He has been blessed to work for Nebo School District for 15 years and 12 of those years have been at Santaquin Elementary. He has spent most of his career teaching 1st grade students but was up for another challenge and moved to 4th grade this school year. He loves teaching students to read and develop their love for books and writing. He enjoys getting to know each of his students, learn their interests, and help them to grow throughout the school year. Phil also has a great sense of humor and has been known to “Rock Out” with his class.

When he is not reading up on the latest research in education, Phil loves to spend time with his wife hiking, snowshoeing, road tripping, and going to church. Phil loves spending time with his 4 children, 4 grandkids and 2 fur babies. He loves to joke around with colleagues and has a great personality. He plans to stay in education as long as he can and hopes to continually make a difference in children's lives and someday play the Cello. He is definitely a lifelong learner!

Congratulations on this Award Mr. Ekker!